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Characterization of transparent polycrystalline yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) fabricated from nano-powder
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Paper Abstract

With the ever increasing demands for optical quality YAG, ceramic laser gain materials present attractive advantages in design, fabrication, and cost without any penalty in performance compared to their single crystal counterparts. Due to intrinsic differences in the production method, ceramic gain media can be fabricated faster, larger, more affordably, and at higher and more uniform doping. This investigation into polycrystalline YAG included optical, mechanical, and microstructural characterization -- focusing primarily on Konoshima Chemical Company ceramic YAG, the current global state of the art.

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Date Published: 18 May 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5786, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials IX, (18 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606599
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Jean Huie, Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems (United States)
Richard Gentilman, Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5786:
Window and Dome Technologies and Materials IX
Randal W. Tustison, Editor(s)

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